Northshore Community Church

From Church Pastor to Chaplain

At Northshore Community Church, Kirkland, Washington, pastor Jonathan Alexander has a healthy congregation that is planting churches, sending missionaries and engaging in the local community...

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Grace Baptist Church, St. Paul, Nebraska

What Happens When a Rural Church Doesn't Give up?

In the spring of 2015, Grace Church, in St. Paul, Nebraska, a church without a pastor and an average attendance of 40-45 people, took a very hard look at the way it was doing ministry. Under...

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The Vertical Church

The Lifelong Stopover to Yuma

“Why would you plant in Yuma?” It’s a question pastor Jason Taylor tends to get quite often. Arizonans see the town of 130,000 as the stopover between Phoenix and San Diego. It’s where they take a break during the commute. Jason says most people...

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Converge Church Planting

Creating a Volunteer-Friendly Church

“Help… we are in need of volunteers!”

If you have attended a church for any length of time, you have heard or said that sentence more times than you can count. Every church I have attended since childhood, has struggled with...

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Rural Matters

Rural Matters

The surprising results of the recent presidential election have been largely attributed to a key strategic move by Donald Trump’s campaign. They found a way to engage and give a voice to "forgotten men, women and children" across the United...

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Converge Foundation

Will you leave an eternal impact?

Early in my tenure, we were at the brink of financial ruin. Through dramatic changes in our spending, and God’s provision through estate gifts, we gradually moved away from that brink and steadily progressed into the strong financial position we...

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Genesis Church, Antioch, California

God's Love in Action

We were hugged. Every two steps I took, I met a person in a green shirt, they gave an introduction, welcomed me to Genesis Church and gave me a big hug. I’ve been to a lot of churches, but none like Genesis. A greeter took my husband, myself and...

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Hope Community Church, Shawano, WI

Pastor Celebrates Life of Four-Star General at Arlington National Cemetery

There was a rumor that an Army general was attending pastor John Anderson’s church in Shawano, Wisconsin. John wasn’t familiar with the military, so he thought it was cool but didn’t...

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church strengthening

What Does God do With Jerks?

“My son,” the father said, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found” (Luke 15:31-32).

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Converge Missions

Leadership: The Great Balancing Act

These thoughts were written when I was a pastor. As I reflect on them now, I realize that they...

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